P4.5 Billion Puerto Princesa Airport Terminal Now Operational

The new terminal of the Puerto Princesa International Airport has commenced its operations on May 4, after the inauguration of the P4.5 billion facility took place a day earlier.

According to a statement by the Department of Transportation, the new terminal has a total floor area of 13,000 square meters and has a seating capacity of 1,500 and parking spaces for up to 200 cars.

The airport’s 2,600-meter runway, according to the Department, can accommodate bigger aircraft such as Airbus A330, which can accommodate 400 passengers. The new terminal also has six parking bays. Twenty flights operate in the airport daily.

Philippine Airlines – Manila, Clark, Taipei-Taoyuan
PAL Express – Manila, Cebu
Cebu Pacific – Manila, Cebu, Iloilo
AirAsia – Manila, Cebu, Davao
Air Juan – Busuanga, Cuyo

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P65 Billion LRT Cavite Extension To Start Construction

With the main objective of cutting down travel time from Cavite to Metro Manila, construction of the 11.7-kilometer Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension is set to start in June.

Once the P65 billion project is completed in four years, officials say travel time for hundreds of thousands of commuters will be significantly cut.

“The Cavite Extension will serve an additional 300,000 commuters and will significantly reduce travel time from Bacoor, Cavite to Manila from about two hours to about 40 minutes,” said Light Rail Manila Corporation president and chief executive officer Rogelio Singson at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony.

The extension, which is expected to increase the entire LRT-1 passenger load up to 800,000 daily, will have eight new stations connecting with Baclaran station, the final stop of the existing LRT line.

1. Aseana (Paranaque)
2. Manila International Airport (Paranaque)
3. Asia World (Paranaque)
4. Ninoy Aquino (Paranaque)
5. Dr. A. Santos (Paranaque)
6. Las Piñas (Las Piñas)
7. Zapote (Las Piñas)
8. Niog (Bacoor, Cavite)

Of P65 billion total budget, Light Rail Manila Corporation will spend P35 billion while the Philippine government will shoulder the rest, a significant portion of which includes the delivery of 120 new train cars from Japanese manufacturers on a project that is supported by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said in his remarks that the project was long overdue, having first been approved in 2011 by the National Economic Development Authority. LRMC, a consortium of Ayala Corporation, Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation, and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings, originally planned the construction to start in 2015 but right-of-way issues have held up project plans.

Making up for lost time, Tugade proposed construction to be round the clock, to speed up the project without compromising quality.

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15 of Duterte Administration’s Flagship Projects in Photos

In what is dubbed a ‘golden age in Philippine infrastructure’, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration wants to get the country’s roads, bridges, airports and other big ticket projects done within his term — a shot in the arm for Philippine infrastructure that has been left behind by its regional peers.

Using the newly launched website www.build.gov.ph, a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects, the public will be made aware of how the economic blueprint through the ambitious 64 BUILD! projects translate into realization.

Here are 15 of those projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy:

1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project

The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m.
2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia.
3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car.
4. Davao City Bypass Construction Project
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours.
5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour.

6. Manila-Clark Railway

The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.

Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport

7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system

The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.

The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations.

The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals.
 
8. Mindanao Railway
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year.
 
9. Regional Airport Development
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport.
The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned.
 
10. RORO Ports Development
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga.
 
11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA.
 
12. Clark Green City
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
 Envisioned to be the country’s  first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy.
 
13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay.
 
14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods.
 
15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig
The Duterte Administration has finally launched the Philippines' Golden Age of Infrastructure! During the #Dutertenomics Forum last April 18, 2017, the President Duterte's economic team unveiled the administration's economic program. The forum showed the administration’s development plans and the ambitious infrastructure program that will be rolled out in the next six years – anchored on the president’s 10-point socioeconomic agenda that seeks to speed up inclusive growth and transform the economy into one that is also pro-poor. 4th on the President's agenda is the acceleration of Infrastructure spending. President Duterte clearly wants things done – but he also wants everything to be transparent, untainted by suspicions of graft and corruption. The newly launched website www.build.gov.ph is a transparency tool that people can access to check the status of these mega-projects. The economic blueprint – with its massive and very ambitious $160-billion infrastructure plan over the next six years – looks very promising. In the plan, there are 64 big-ticket infrastructure projects in the works. Here are 15 projects that can jump-start the Philippines into a world-class economy: 1. BGC to Ortigas Road Link Project Sta. Monica-Lawton Bridge involves the construction of a 4-lane bridge across Pasig River and a 4-lane viaduct structure traversing Lawton Avenue onwards the entrance of Bonifacio Global City and the ramp before Kalayaan Avenue in the City of Makati. The total length of the projects is 961.427 m. 2. UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct The UP-Miriam-Ateneo viaduct aims to reduce the travel time at Katipunan and CP Garcia. 3. Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge When completed, you can find it easier to travel to Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros and Cebu via a bus or car. 4. Davao City bypass construction project Travel to Digos, Davao del Sur through Panabo, Davao del Norte will only be only 45 minutes instead of the usual 2 hours. 5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road The project involves the construction and operation and maintenance of a 8 km. 4-lane elevated expressway over the Philippine National Railway (PNR) right of way. It starts from C3 Road in Caloocan through Manila crossing Espana towards PUP, Sta. Mesa connecting Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3). Once completed, the NLEX-SLEX Connector road is expected to decongest traffic in Metro Manila by providing an alternative to C-5 Road, EDSA, and other major thoroughfares, and cut the travel time between NLEX and SLEX to 15-20 minutes which today takes more than an hour. 6. Manila-Clark railway Guaranteed ONE HOUR from Metro Manila to Clark International Airport 7. Metro Manila Bus rapid Train system The Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - Line 1 Project spans 12.3 kilometers from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to Manila City Hall via Elliptical Road, Quezon Avenue, and Espana Boulevard. It is expected to serve 291,500 passengers daily in its first year of operations. The EDSA BRT Line 2 is a proposal to establish and implement a 48.6-kilometer high-quality bus-based mass transportation system and a corresponding pedestrian and bicycle greenway network. The system consists of four corridors; namely, a main corridor along EDSA, and spur corridors along Ayala Ave. to World Trade Center, Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City, and NAIA terminals. 8. Mindanao Railway A 105 kilometer segment of the larger 830 kilometer Mindanao Railway network. The Mindanao Railway will connect major cities, seaports, economic zones, allowing for faster transportation of passengers and freight. The Tagum-Davao-Digos segment alone is expected to serve over 100,000 passengers daily in its opening year. 9. Regional Airport Development This list includes Bacolod Airport, Davao Airport, Iloilo Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Bohol Airport, and Puerto Princesa Airport. The project involves construction of new airports in Bohol and Palawan, and the expansion, development and upgrade of the other airports mentioned. 10. RORO Ports Development Also called Central Spine RORO Alignment Project (CSR), the project aims tp align road and sea linkages through the Roll-on Roll-off system from Batangas Port, Batangas City to Cagayan de Oro. These include RORO ports in Manila, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Naga, Aklan, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Bohol, Zamboanga. 11. Clark International Airport , New Terminal Building With a proposed capacity of 8 million passengers, the new terminal is expected to decongest Manila-based terminals and encourage Filipinos to use the airport as a viable alternative to the NAIA. 12. Clark Green City Envisioned to be the country’s first smart, disaster-resilient and green metropolis, the Clark Green City is a 9,450-hectare master planned property within the Clark Special Economic Zone. At full development, Clark Green City will have some 1.12 million residents, 800,000 workers and contribute a gross output of approximately P1.57 trillion per year to the national economy. 13. BGC to NAIA Bus Rapid Transit System One can arrive at the NAIA airport within 15 minutes from Fort Bonifacio. No traffic and no delay. 14. Subic Clark Cargo Railway Project A connection from the Subic port and the Clark airport to reduce the number of cargo and delivery trucks traversing Metro Manila, and in effect, reducing cost of goods. 15. Mega Manila Subway Phase 1 from Quezon city to Taguig A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In his 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, President Rodrigo Duterte envisioned the reduction of poverty from 21.6% in 2015 to 13%-15% by 2022. The acceleration of infrastructure and the development of industries will yield robust growth across the archipelago, create jobs and uplift the lives of Filipinos. Infrastructure is among the top priorities of this Administration with public spending on infrastructure projects targeted to reach 8-9 trillion pesos from ‎2017-2022.
 

A 25-kilometer underground mass transportation system connecting major business districts and government centers. It is expected to serve around 370,000 passengers per day in its opening year alone. The feasibility study is being conducted with the help of a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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Tutuban to Malolos in 35 Minutes As Railway Link Planned

A 38-kilometer railway transport connecting Tutuban in Manila to Malolos, Bulacan expected to cut travel time to just 35 minutes is expected to be built in 2019 and target launch between 2021 and 2022.

Detailed engineering design is already ongoing and expected to finish with this year after a feasibility study has been concluded in the North-South Commuter Railway project, according to Mikaela Mendoza, project development officer at the Department of Transportation.

The railway line, funded by a $1.99 billion loan deal between the Philippines and Japan in 2015, offers a faster link between National Capital Region and Central Luzon, and is expected to accommodate 200,000 passengers a day.

It will run across 10 elevated stations, and will have 13 train sets with 8 cars that can carry 2,238 passengers per train.

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Once launched, a trip from Malolos to Tutuban is expected to take only 35 minutes, even during rush hour. The trains will provide commuters reliable and punctual transit, with a headway of 6 minutes between trains.

Eco-friendly features as well as passenger safety in an event of an earthquake are also integrated into the design.

During the construction phase of the project, the old stations of the Philippine National Railways, such as those in Malolos, Balagtas, and Meycauayan, will be preserved.

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Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Groundbreaking Inaugurated

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will attend on March 2 the groundbreaking ceremony of the P30-billion Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, the third bridge that links mainland Cebu to the island of Mactan.

Spanning eight kilometers, the CCLEX will connect Cebu City with the town of Cordova in Cebu province. Apart from easing congestion from Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, it will also serve as an alternate route for travelers from mainland Cebu to Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

It will start from the mouth of the Guadalupe River to Shell Island and then Cordova. The project includes the construction of a toll plaza and causeway. The project, with a price tag of P30 billion, will be one of Duterte administration’s biggest outside of Metro Manila.

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The four-lane CCLEX is set to be completed in 2020 and will be built, managed, and operated by Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corporation. The project also includes the construction of a toll plaza and causeway.

The Cebu side of the CCLEX will be in Cebu City, crossing the Mactan Channel to Shell Island in Cordova town, on the Mactan side.

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Cavite LRT-1 Railway Extension Construction to Proceed in Q1

A railway extension project that will connect Baclaran, Paranaque City and Bacoor, Cavite is expected to break ground within the first quarter of the year, said the Light Rail Manila Corporation which operates the Light Rail Transit Line 1.

“We will break ground in late February or early March. Under the contract, you can only issue notice to proceed once the right of way is totally cleared of informal settlers, utilities… I said I don’t need notice to proceed, I just need permit to enter,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Rogelio L. Singson told reporters during the launching of the new Doroteo Jose Station.

“With permit to enter, I can start fencing, clearing, and a lot of engineering works, buying us a year or more,” said Mr. Singson, who served as Public Works and Highways secretary during the Aquino administration.

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The consortium of Ayala Corp., Metro Pacific Light Rail Corp., and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) Pte. Ltd., was awarded the P64.9 billion LRT-1 Cavite Extension in September 2015. The public-private partnership project involves rehabilitation of the existing 21-kilometer line and an 11.7-kilometer extension from Baclaran to Bacoor.

Originally slated to start in late 2015, the construction of the project was hampered by right-of-way issues. However, the project is expected to be completed in about four years as initially projected. The project has commissioned the services of French companies Bouygues Travaux Publics and Alstom Transport Private Limited.

The extension line will feature eight new stations: Aseana, MIA, Asia World, Ninoy Aquino, Dr. Santos, Las Piñas, Zapote and Niog.

In addition to the construction of the extension, rehabilitation of existing LRT-1 rails is also underway. LRMC reports that the replacement of LRT-1 rails is 40% complete and will be completed within the year. It involves 21 kilometers of tracks on the northbound route and five kilometers on the southbound route. The impact of this rehabilitation will increase rail vehicles’ maximum speed from 40 kilometers per hour to 60 kilometers per hour, and is expected to increase the lifespan of trains, significantly improving the efficiency of the whole railway system.

LRMC on Monday unveiled the newly-upgraded Doroteo Jose Station on LRT-1 line. It expects the station, whose refurbishment began in December 2015, will serve an average of 27,000 passengers daily.

“Doroteo Jose is just the beginning. We are now working on the rest of the project’s phases and, with the support of our commercial partners, we are hoping to see more enhancements at the other stations by the end of this year,” Mr. Singson said.

Upcoming phases of the refurbishment will cover United Nations, Gil Puyat, Abad Santos, Pedro Gil, and R. Papa stations.

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What You Need to Know About Cebu-Mactan International Airport Upgrade

While it remains uncertain at this point which direction the future of Manila’s international gateway is going, the construction of Mactan-Cebu International Airport terminal 2 by GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation since June 2015 is well underway.

Here are things you need to know as a traveler, property investor or simply a Filipino wanting to know more about this anticipated international gateway.

MCIA Terminal 2 is slated for service by 2018
With a target service launch by 2018, the new terminal will significantly increase the airport’s passenger handling capacity from 4.5 million to 12.5 million yearly passengers. Although still below the 28 million passengers that can be accommodated by Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s four passenger terminals, surge in passenger traffic may also be softened as nearby Panglao Island International Airport in Bohol island, with a capacity of 1.7 million passengers.

MCIA expected to rank among best airports in Asia
According to GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, the transformation of Terminal 1, including infrastructure and customer service has been well received by travelers. In fact, MCIA was voted 14th Best Airport in Asia in 2016, improving from 18th in 2015. Dubbed as the world’s first-ever resort airport, MCIA aims not only a part of the journey but also part of a visitor’s destination. So once Terminal 2 goes into operation, its ranking among the best in Asia is expected to go higher.

MCIA features modern facilities common to leading airports worldwide
The airport is equipped with self-service check-in kiosks that enable passengers to check in their flights without passing through traditional check-in counters, thereby easing crowds and avoiding long lines. Passengers just need to present flight information to check-in and confirm their flights, choose their seats and print their boarding passes. Passenger reconciliation system allows passengers to check-in online, scan electronic boarding passes directly from smartphones, or print their boarding passes.

MCIA has incorporated passenger-friendly features among its amenities
More than just functionality, MCIA’s passenger amenities have blueprints highlighting on asthetics and user-friendliness. More immigration counters mean quicker pace in passenger flow, expansion of toilet space with designer toilets, more cubicle and facilities for persons with disabilities, as well as charging stations, breastfeeding rooms, comfortable seats and more choices for dining and shopping.

Resort hotel to rise within MCIA grounds
As alternative to the Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan located outside the airport’s terminal premises, an unnamed resort hotel will also be established within airport terminal area, providing accessibility to a luxurious accommodation right after arrival. Hopefully, this, along with imporvement in passenger flow and luggage handling, creates more positive impression and less of the bad memories such as “tanim bala”, overcharging taxicabs and smelly toilets.

The GMCAC consortium will manage MCIA for 25 years
The principal operator and proponent in the construction of new terminal, the partnership between the Philippine’s Megawide Construction Corporation and India’s GMR Infrastructure Limited will manage the airport for the next 25 years under a concession contract. This means under this airport public-private arrangement, the airport operation falls into the experienced and more capable hands while the government focus on more pressing matters.

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Long-delayed MRT-LRT Common Station To Start Construction Late 2017

The construction of the long-delayed project establishing a common station that will link Metro Rail Transit Line 3, Metro Rail Transit Line 7, and the Light Railway Transit Line 1 is set to commence in December after a delay of almost eight years.

A Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Works and Highways, San Miguel Corporation, North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation-Ayala Corporation, Light Rail Manila Corporation, and SM Prime Holdings, Inc. has been signed as a first step in finally realizing this long-awaited project.

The common station, which will be built under a Public-Private Partnership Project and cost P2.8 billion, will be located at the North Avenue station of the MRT-3.

The MOA includes details of the common station’s design, which will then become the reference of detailed designs to be developed. The design emphasizes on passenger comfort and ease of transfer, according to the Department of Transportation, citing that passengers will only have to walk between 50 and 200 meters between railway lines within the station.

Under the MOA, there will be three Areas located in the station:

Area A, the platform and concourse for LRT-1 and MRT-3 are located. To be financed and built by Department of Transportation. The operation, maintenance, and development will be split between LRMC for LRT-1 and DOTr for MRT-3.

Area B where the two concourses connecting Areas A and C are located. This will be financed and built by North Triangle Depot Commercial Corporation. The Ayala subsidiary will also operate and maintain this area.

Area C where the platform for MRT-7 is located. This area will be financed and built by San Miguel, which will also operate, maintain, and develop the area.

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Philippine Government Ushers ‘Golden Age of Infrastructure’

With a pipeline of 64 projects ranging from major road and railway networks, airport and seaport modernization and other major infrastructure projects, the Duterte administration is set to embark on a “golden age of infrastructure.”

These projects set for implementation involve 20 road construction and improvement projects, two bridge construction and reinforcements, four flood-control projects, two dams, one road-transport information-technology infrastructure project, 23 involving rail systems, seven airport-development projects, two transport terminals and three bus rapid-transit systems.

Besides its current projects, the DPWH is also set to either oversee or implement 10 infra projects in Metro Manila and Mindanao.

A total of 15 other projects are ongoing, including the second phase of Mandaluyong Main Drainage Project, Central Luzon Link Expressway, Phase 1, Tarlac-Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Low Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay; Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (Binalonan-Rosario Section), Flood Risk Management Project in Cagayan de Oro River and the Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue-Paseo de Roxas/Makati Avenue Vehicle Underpass Project.

sm-lawton-bgcBesides its ongoing projects, the DPWH is also set to either oversee or implement 10 infra projects in Metro Manila and Mindanao.

  • Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Link Road Project;
  • UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct along C-5/ Katipunan;
  • Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project;
  • Guadalupe Bridge and Lambingan Bridge;
  • Widening/Improvement of Gen. Luis Street-Kaybiga-Polo-Novaliches;
  • Cavite-Laguna Expressway;
  • Nlex-Slex Connector Road;
  • Metro Manila Interchange Construction Project 6;
  • Davao City By-Pass Construction Project (South Section – Road and Center Section – Tunnel;
  • Panguil Bay Bridge; and
  • Phase 1 of the Metro Manila Flood Management Project.

Such projects are expected to boost growth and raise the country’s productivity and competitiveness, said Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar.

The Department of Budget and Management projects the national government to raise the infrastructure budget from P552 billion to P1.470 trillion by 2022, or from 3.5 percent to 5.7 percent of the GDP. Within the same period, total budget for both national and local projects is expected to grow from P861 billion in 2017 to P1.832 trillion by 2022, increasing the percentage of GDP from 5.4 per cent to 7.1 per cent.

mindanao-railwayA total of six public–private partnership projects have been awarded by the Department of Transportation.

  • Integrated Transport System (ITS) Project: South Terminal;
  • ITS Project:
  • Southwest Terminal;
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Cavite Extension and Operations and Maintenance;
  • Contactless Automatic Fare Collection System;
  • Mactan Cebu International Airport Project; and
  • Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 7.

It is also either bidding out or about to bid 10 other PPP projects, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade. They are:

  • Development, Operations and Maintenance of Bacolod-Silay, Davao, Iloilo, Laguindingan and New Bohol (Panglao) Airports;
  • LRT Line 2 Operations and Maintenance; Road Transport Information Technology Infrastructure (Phase 2);
  • LRT Line 6;
  • Philippine National Railways (PNR)-South Line (previously, the North-South Railway Project-South Line); and
  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) development.

Through the combination of ODA and PPP projects, the Department of Transportation is implementing a total of 23 rail projects, seen to significantly boost the country’s railway system from the current 77 kilometers to over 1,750 kilometers.

Ten ongoing railway projects include:

  • PNR North (Manila-Malolos);
  • PNR South Commuter PPP Project (Manila-Los Baños);
  • PNR South Long Haul PPP Project (Los Baños-Legaspi,Matnog,Batangas Port);
  • Line 1 Cavite Extension PPP Project (Baclaran-Niog);
  • Automated Fare Collection System PPP Project (Beep Card);
  • Line 2 O&M PPP Project;
  • Line 2 East Extension (Santolan-Masinag);
  • Line 2 West Extension (Recto-Pier 4);
  • Line 6 PPP Project (Niog-Dasmariñas);
  • Line 7 PPP Project (San Jose del Monte-North Edsa).

On top of this, 13 other rail projects are being developed by the Department of Transportation.

  • Mindanao Railway (Circumferential);
  • Cebu Railway (five lines);
  • Panay Railway;
  • Line 4 (Taytay-Manila) PPP Project;
  • Line 5 (Pasay-Makati-Taguig) PPP Project;
  • Line 8 (Quezon City-Manila) PPP Project;
  • PNR North Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark);
  • Mega Manila Subway Project and
  • Subic-Clark Railway.

On top of the extensive development of the country’s rail system, the Department of Transportation is also implementing at least three bus rapid transit systems, which aim to establish 77 kilometers of segregated bus lanes and improvement of pedestrian and bikeway facilities.

  • Cebu BRT
  • Quezon Avenue BRT
  • Central Corridor (Edsa) BRT

Several other BRT systems and corridors are also currently being studied by the DOTr.

Twelve other DPWH projects are in the pipeline:

  • Panay-Guimaras-Negros Link Project;
  • Edsa-Taft Flyover;
  • Central Luzon Link Expressway, Phase 2, Cabanatuan-San Jose, Nueva Ecija;
  • Flood Protection Works in the Marikina River, including Retarding Basin; and
  • Dalton Pass East Alignment Alternative Road Project.

Another big-ticket projects funded through PPPs are also either being proposed by the DPWH or already in the pipeline.

  • R-7 Expressway;
  • Manila Bay Integrated Flood Control
  • Coastal Defense and Expressway; and
  • Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

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NEDA Approves Bohol-Cebu Bridge Project

A bridge project that connects the island provinces of Bohol and Cebu has received a go-signal from the National Economic and Development Authority.

According to Bohol Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, the project, called the Bohol-Cebu Friendship Bridge, has been endorsed to the Chinese government for funding when President Rodrigo Duterte visited China in October.

Upon NEDA’s board approval, the project had been lined up for feasibility study and pre-engineering work, which could start as early as next year once the proposal is approved, Aumentado added.

The bridge is planned not only to link goods and traveling public, it could also be used to bring fresh water from Inabanga River in Bohol to Mactan Island in Cebu, through a pipeline attached to the bridge and also bring in cheaper water from Cebu to Bohol.

The bridge will link Getafe town in Bohol and Cordova town on Mactan Island in Cebu, about 17.5 kilometers away from each other.

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